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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bittock.
 
A little bit; -ock as a diminutive is preserved in bull-ock, hill-ock, butt-ock, etc. “A mile and a bittock” is a mile and a little bit. (Sir Walter Scott: Guy Mannering, i.)   1
 


 Bitter as Gall,Biz, 

 
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